Consulting Grant Criteria
Applications for Consulting Grants are reviewed on a continuous basis throughout the year.
To be eligible for a Consulting grant within the Sacred Sites Program, properties must be:
- Located in New York City.
- Owned by a religious institution and actively used for worship.
- Listed, either individually, or as a contributing component of a historic district, on the State or National Register of Historic Places or designated pursuant to a local landmarks ordinance certified by New York State.
Consulting grants are pledged to assist congregations in the soft costs (architectural and engineering fees, project-management services, etc.) associated with planning a restoration or repair project. Eligible projects include conditions assessments, master plans, historic paint analysis, mural or stained glass conservation studies, plans and specifications or construction documents for exterior restoration, and engineering assessments of structural systems including roof trusses and foundations.
Our Consulting Grant Maximum is $7,500, and the average grant pledge in 2016 was about $6,300. No grant shall exceed half the project cost, or the grant maximum, whichever is lower.
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